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Factsheet for measure ES-2020-18/1384 – measures in Spain

Tripartite Social Dialogue Agreement in Cantabria in the face of COVID-19

Acuerdo de Diálogo Social de Cantabria ante el COVID-19

Country Spain , applies regionally

    • – ES13 Cantabria
Time period Open ended, started on 28 April 2020
Context COVID-19
Type Tripartite agreements
Category Promoting the economic, labour market and social recovery into a green future
– Support for spending, stimulus packages
Author Carlos Molina (UAB)
Measure added 01 November 2020 (updated 02 February 2021)

Background information

The regional government of Cantabria, the CEOE-CEPYME employers' association and the CCOO and UGT unions have signed the Cantabria Social Dialogue Agreement in the face of COVID-19, which includes a series of measures, for a total value of more than €90 million, to guarantee health protection against the pandemic, supporting the most vulnerable people and promoting employment and economic activity in the Community.

Content of measure

The agreement includes two phases of execution. In the first of these, the COVID-19 Health Fund is created, endowed with almost €50 million, and measures will be implemented to guarantee the income of people and households and a series of actions to reactivate and maintain economic activity in the Autonomous Community.

For its part, the second phase will consist of a reconstruction plan with measures aimed at boosting activity in the different social sectors of the region, such as employment and active policies, industry, commerce, tourism, the primary sector. and culture, as well as in university education, research, women's policies, the digital divide between the different territories and public investment.

Use of measure

No data available.


  • Health and safety
  • Income protection
  • Social protection, incl. pension

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Applies to all workers Applies to all businesses Applies to all citizens

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
Trade unions
Employers' organisations
Local / regional government
National funds
Regional funds

Social partners

Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:

Trade unions Employers' organisations
Role Agreed (outcome) incl. social partner initiative Agreed (outcome) incl. social partner initiative
Form Direct consultation outside a formal body Direct consultation outside a formal body

Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:

  • Social partners jointly
  • Main level of involvement: Regional or local level


Social partners have been involved in the design and will also be monitoring the implementation of the measures contained in the Tripartite Agreement.

Views and reactions

Social partners have been very supportive of the pact.



Eurofound (2020), Tripartite Social Dialogue Agreement in Cantabria in the face of COVID-19, measure ES-2020-18/1384 (measures in Spain), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin,


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